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Spring in Telemark

Top 10 spring activities in Telemark

  1. Blooming of the anemones are mostly everywhere in Southern Norway at spring time. But on the island Jomfruland outside Kragerø, people go solely to contemplate the long white carpet that covers the 9 km long island in May.
  2. Skjærgårds cycle route is a medium light and nice trail that suits most people, with beautiful scenery - a great experience out in the open.
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  3. The Telemark Canal stretches 105 km from Skien to Dalen, from the coast of Telemark through a beautiful natural and cultural landscape to the feet of the high Hardanger Mountain Plateau.
  4. View from the coastal path in Bamble
    This part of the trail is generally easy and straightforward to go , but can be hilly someplaces . Langesund is well worth a visit  before heading out onto the trail.
  5. Off piste from Gaustatoppen
    Gaustatoppen is a paradise for skiing enthusiasts and, regardless of skill level, the magic mountain has something for everyone who likes to feel adrenaline coursing through their veins.
  6. Brekkeparken is one lovely place to visit, beautiful garden and great views of the town of Skien.
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  7. Henrik Ibsen was born in Skien on 20 March 1828. His childhood home is just a few kilometers north of Skien city centre.
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  8. Paddling
    Telemark with its long coastline and deep fjords as well as a number of rivers and lakes is an eldorado for paddling. There are plenty of opportunities for kayaking and canoeing.
  9. Fishing
    From the coast areas in the south of Telemark to water, tarns and lakes in the inner Telemark, the county tempts with stunning nature and large numbers of places to fish. Anglers’ and landowners’ associations in the various municipalities sell fishing permits for all the areas of water.
  10. Soria Moria Sauna in Dalen, Telemark

More inspiration

  1. Check out Telemark Escape
    Do you have what it takes to solve the riddle that will secure Norway's constitution? Report for duty in Det Skjulte Selskap and find the seal.
  2. Food & Drinks
    Telemark is a county of contrasts that spans from a wild and striking coastline all the way up to the mountains and Hardangervidda. If you are a ‘foodie’ you will find that the selection of food and drinks based on local produce are equally varied.
  3. Event Calendar
    Exhibitions, concerts, festivals, family events, small and big happenings, there is something for everybody in the county of Telemark.
  4. Hiking in spring
    We present to you both short and easy walks and strenuous daytrips, from lowlands to highlands - from a local town centre to the largest mountain plateau in Northern Europe - in one short trip. By travelling through the valleys, on the lakes and in the mountains you get to experience the unique and varied nature and culture of Telemark.
  5. Country road cycling by the coast
    The Telemark coast offers fantastic cycling experiences in picturesque surroundings and is perhaps Telemark’s answer to Fjord Norway’s famous Rallarvegen bike route. National Cycle Routes lead from Langesund on Norway’s ‘sunshine coast’ to the ‘summer town’ of Kragerø, and to the beauty spot that is Jomfruland National Park.


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